Who in your community – an individual, business, government agency or group – has provided inspiration to cyclists, made biking safer or easier, or helped make bikes a part of the fabric of your community? Alice wants to know – who are your bike heroes?”
Archive for November, 2005
My Gary Fisher hardtail (front suspension only) was taken last week from the federal building at Oak and First downtown on Tuesday night, November 22nd). Whoever took it cut through a pretty knarly bike chain, so they must have really wanted my bike. It has climbing horns, all XTR components, cages, and is black with red and white markings. There was a small bell pouch with tools on the seat. If you see my beloved mountain bike please email me because I am sad. It was a great bike.
I sometimes get emails from readers that have something to “get off their chest” but it doesn’t quite fit as a post or as a comment to an existing post. I also know that many of you are intelligent and creative and have helpful and engaging thoughts about riding a bike in Portland that you might like to publish and share with a larger audience.
Just ordered new stickers (below). They’ll be available for sale at the BikeCraft Faire. I went through my first batch so quickly that I’ve decided I can’t give them away for free any more (sorry). I’ll still give some away around town, but officially they’ll be 3-for-a-buck from now on. Hope you like ’em!
There are two urgent issues that need input from Portland cyclists.
First, please submit your comments on the River Plan Concept draft before they are due December 1st. The River Plan includes the Willamette Greenway Trail and city planners need to hear that you want this new trail that will connect Cathedral Park to the Eastbank Esplanade (wouldn’t that be amazing!?).
Here’s a chance to make a difference, spread pedal power, and fix your busted up bike all at the same time…
A special women’s bike maintenance class is being held at NoPo Bikeworks to benefit the Village Bicycle Project. The VBP supplies bikes, maintenance classes, and repair tools to thousands of Africans. Here’s the info:
Joe Biel (founder of Microcosm Publishing) is working on a short documentary about Portland bike art for From Portland with Bike Love II. It will focus primarily on the infamous bike lane stencil characters but will touch on other bike art in Portland as well. Joe will also explore why this town is so full of great bike art to begin with.
After hearing about them for months I finally got a chance to partake in a bike move. Me and 20 or so others helped a friend move her stuff about a mile across town.
The day started with nice chit chat over pastries (donated by Grand Central Bakery!) and coffee . We then loaded our baskets, panniers, and trailers with stuff. Lamps, books, stereos, a wok, bookshelves, dressers, you name it, we loaded it.